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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.


Morgan Cole chair offers hope

Morgan Cole insurance head Robin Havard will become the troubled firm’s next chairman As revealed on lawyernews last week, Havard beat corporate lawyer Graeme Guthrie and litigator Allan Wilson to the job. Sources close to the firm said that Havard is likely to be a stronger chairman than incumbent John Cole, who will return […]

Cobbetts enters merger talks with Lee Crowder

Manchester firm Cobbetts is in preliminary talks with Birmingham-based Lee Crowder about developing a tie-up. The two firms have not decided whether to enter full blown merger negotiations but The Lawyer understands that the prospect of a merger is being discussed. At the moment, only a select number of partners from each firm are involved […]

Deals round-up

Linklaters (Peter Erbacher) advised Deutsche BP Aktiengesellschaft on the sale of 313 petrol stations in Germany, Hungary and Slovakia to OMV Deutschland for e377m (£253.8m). Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom advised OMV Deutschland. Nicholson Graham & Jones (Jeremy Landau) advised WH Ireland in relation to its role as nominated adviser and broker to Bionex […]

A&O ramps up New York asset finance practice

Allen & Overy (A&O) has further expanded its US asset finance practice with a partner hire from Bingham McCutchen. Barry Biggar joins the firm’s New York office a week after it took on a partner and of counsel to set up a litigation practice. Prior to Bingham McCutchen, Biggar was a partner at Mayer Brown […]

Perfectly placed

The economic downturn stopped merger mania at the Austrian border, but as a gateway to new European Union members, Vienna is looking enticing again. Alex Wade reports

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